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Hidden Rainbow


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    Children's Museum Of Houston

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Hidden Rainbow

In this math puzzle, one player hides a rainbow of four colors while another player tries to guess the hidden rainbow colors in the correct order. Solve the mystery as you use deductive reasoning to guess different colors. This activity guide contains a material list, black line masters for the game board, game instructions, sample questions to ask, literary connections, extensions, and alignment to local and national standards.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Game, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Colored chips (four different colors)
  • Game board
  • Gold pieces (or pennies)

Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Algebra
      • Variables and Expressions
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Analysis
    • Problem Solving
    • Reasoning and Proof

Informal Categories


  • Games

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

This resource is part of:

Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Children's Museum of Houston, ©2004

Funding Source:

  • ExxonMobil

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